A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!
If you are a first-time visitor, CME is posted right here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.
Topics that I am providing commentary on today include the Montana Legislature, Rob Quist and the nudist resort, Greg Gianforte and the lawsuit, crash test dummies, and much more!
It appears that today (Friday) will be the last day of the Montana Legislature. It also appears the legislators may depart without passing an infrastructure bill.
If legislators do not pass an infrastructure bill, then shame on them. That was one of the major things that most people talked about needing to be done this session. Heck, it needed to be done last session.
If it is not passed, then the leaders in this session failed – that includes the leaders from both sides of the aisle.
Quist & the Nudist Resort:
The headline on the USA Today website made me giggle:
Yes, Montana Democrat Rob Quist performed at a nudist resort
Several people sent me the link to the initial story. I told one of them that I wondered since I am pretty good at karaoke if I could perform there.
Face it, since the beginning of this short campaign season Rob Quist has been on the defense. While it has been fun to see what we next find about him and his past, it also shows that Montana Democrats failed miserably in picking a viable candidate.
Before my liberal friends send me hate email, I don’t care that much for Greg Gianforte, either. There’s something about a rich person trying to buy an election that turns me off.
Then there’s Libertarian Mark Wicks. The “gods” of MTN news won’t let him debate Saturday night with Quist and Gianforte, but he may be the only one with little or no baggage.
Gianforte & the Lawsuit:
Earlier this week it was revealed in an article from Raw Story that Republican Greg Gianforte was sued by a former employee alleging he was fired when Gianforte discovered he had multiple sclerosis.
This apparently happened around 1991.
So far Gianforte has been quiet about the issue. I have not seen any stories from the Montana media about it. Maybe someone will ask him about it during the debate Saturday night.
One More Thing:
Don’t believe the rumors – the new overweight crash test dummies were not modeled after me…